Washington -- I see that the mainstream media is promoting the candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden at the expense of the 10 other admitted Democratic candidates and the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Democrats who feel in their heart of hearts that they should be president. They would become president after ...Read more
Washington -- Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley A. Strassel has just conferred her "Adult of the Year Award" on a man who deserves it, Attorney General William Barr. And Strassel writes with sufficient distance from the swamp to be taken seriously. Her column, titled "Potomac Watch," is, I am told, composed from her lair in Alaska. That ...Read more
Washington -- This past Sunday brought the news to the front pages of our leading newspapers of the passing of shock jock Don Imus. Comparatively speaking, it was happy news. At least, it was happy news compared with the news that otherwise adorns the front pages of The Washington Post and The New York Times and is then repeated and repeated in ...Read more
Washington -- What do you make of it? Merry Christmas greetings have been assaulting me from every corner. The assaults began about two weeks ago. I think I was in a CVS store buying aspirin for a splitting headache. No, possibly it was at the dry cleaners, and I was picking up a sweater. The person at the counter let fall a "Merry Christmas." I...Read more
Washington -- The British election last Thursday was a stupendous victory for Boris Johnson and the good sense of the British people. He will be the Brits' prime minister for the next five years, and they will prosper in freedom.
Moreover, Boris is a Spectatorian, and thus it was a stupendous victory for Spectatorians everywhere. By ...Read more
Washington -- Watch out, Mr. President! You are about to be confronted in the next election by the party of tough guys and, I would assume, tough gals, too. Remember, Hillary, too, is in the Party of the Jackass, and she throws a mean lamp -- particularly if she is aiming it at her husband's head. You are also facing the party of foul-mouthed ...Read more
Washington -- Do you spend much time reading the Journal of the American Medical Association? I must say I do not. Perhaps that is because I exercise regularly, eat nutritious meals, avoid drinking to excess and put in a 40-hour workweek -- well, actually, a bit more than that, but I enjoy my work. At times, my work would more properly be ...Read more
Washington -- Last week, toward the end of the week, there appeared in our finest newspapers -- The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal -- a spate of news stories that set official Washington's mind at ease. As one of the great gazettes, The Washington Post, put it, "The Justice Department's internal watchdog (that ...Read more
Washington -- I have just read a book that is very engaged in the challenges of our time. It is very informed and thoughtful. It is called "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us," and it is written by Donald Trump Jr. It answers a question that I have had about Donald Trump Sr. since 2013, the year I formally met him ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It is slowly becoming ever clearer whom exactly the Democrats are zeroing in on as their key voting bloc for 2020. It is not the youth vote, contrary to the received opinion. The youth vote is always in danger of oversleeping, and by 4 p.m., most are in danger of being lured to happy hour. It would be just like the Trump team to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- What does the future have in store for us if Congress succeeds in impeaching President Donald Trump, the president who presides over the best economy America has had in the last 50 years? I think you can look to South America for a glimpse of the great republic that will be vouchsafed us by the congressgirls from what is called "...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It has taken a long time, but finally the Justice Department is training its guns on what heretofore was unthinkable, unless you're a career civil libertarian.
For years, the civil libertarians have been warning us that the Intelligence Community posed a threat to democracy as we know it in the United States. Every so often, they ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The insistence on the separation of church and state has taken a draconian leap. Not only is religion to be extirpated from all government activity; even the public mention of religion is to be frowned upon.
Certainly, the mention of religion in a public setting is to be frowned upon if one is a government official. That ...Read more